I think sleep is underrated and money is overrated.
It's 2013. Most of us are only after the money. Our lifestyle totally adopted to capitalism. Work 12 hours at work and then take your work with you and do some more work at home. Everyone wants to earn more and more money as life is becoming more and more expensive and to live a decent life you must make some serious money.
Not many "ordinary" people are aware tough that capitalism is a modern way of slavery. We might not be walking around in chains, but the government has other methods of chaining us to the floor. Which ones? Well, the first and most effective chain is a loan. A long term loan. No ordinary man can buy a house without a loan. And by loaning money you are signing another contract as well - to work 12 hours per day to make a living. And now an employer has a nice mechanism to use you as much as possible. If you won't work as they say you will lose your job and losing your job means being unable to pay for the loan. That's horrible. The happiest people are the people who don't have debts. At least that's what I see when I look at my colleges at work. Those who have debts and loans always keep their heads down. Isn't this sad?
We might have banned "classic" slavery, but slavery is still here. I know that for many of you this isn't something new, but for an average John this whole story might not be so transparent.
Money is something we're all after. But after the collapse of capitalism what will we be after? (capitalism already collapsed by the way. We just don't have a proper substituition for it). I think at the moment a good night's sleep is what has the biggest value. After working the whole day (some people work 2 or 3 shifts) the only valuable thing is sleep. Money is just good for paying bills, but sleep is the true award. Without sleep, nothing is possible. Lack of sleep is becoming number 1 issue in America. More than 30 million American are sleep deprivated already. That's no wonder, since this modern slavery exausths you 'till your bones. I
Since we are still in capitalism, would you sign for a human right to have at least 8 hours of sleep every night? I am down for this right now. How is adequate sleep not a basic human right already?